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  • Mom warns other parents after 3-year-old locked in washing machine

    CONIFER, Colo. — A Colorado mom posted a warning to parents after her 3-year-old daughter got locked inside a front-loading washing machine. Lindsey McIver of Conifer posted the warning on Facebook last week and it has since gone viral with over 270,000 shares. McIver said she was hesitant at first because she feared the “inevitable online mom-shaming” and was having a hard time reliving the traumatic experience. Ultimately, she decided it was more important for others to learn from the […]

  • Man pulls knife on train, threatens rider and child: ‘Your daddy will get killed’

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — A man on a New York City subway train pulled a knife on a rider and threatened the rider’s child, officials said. The 45-year-old victim confronted the knife-wielding man on board a northbound E-train when he spotted the man hitting his child on June 24, police said. He told the man to leave the child alone. “He’s my son and I can do that,” the man said after striking his toddler son, according to WPIX. […]

  • CVS issues apology after Chicago manager calls cops on woman over coupon

    It’s another story with a familiar theme: CVS has apologized after a manager in Chicago called the police over a black woman’s coupon. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Camilla Hudson was trying to use a manufacturer’s coupon at checkout, and the manager on duty apparently concluded that she was trying to scam the store with a fake coupon. Hudson, who posted video of the incident, says she asked the workers to call corporate CVS to straighten things out, but instead one of them called 911, reports WLS-TV. […]

  • ‘My heart is full’: Chip Gaines shares photo of 3-week-old baby boy

    “Fixer Upper” star Chip Gaines shared an adorable photo Friday of baby boy Crew, with the caption “My heart is full.” Wife Joanna Gaines gave birth to Crew three weeks ago. He’s now the youngest of five siblings, joining 8-year-old Emmie Kay, 9-year-old Duke, 11-year-old Ella and 13-year-old Drake. My heart is full.. A post shared by Chip Gaines (@chipgaines) on Jul 13, 2018 at 2:20pm PDT On June 23, mother Joanna Gaines posted on Instagram: Our baby boy, Crew […]

  • Alligator caught on video eating shark off South Carolina coast

    HILTON HEAD, S.C. – An alligator has been caught on video eating a small shark off the coast of South Carolina. The Island Packet reported that Kristen Poillon captured the video, which shows a 7-foot alligator chomping on the bonnethead shark at Skull Creek. The alligator was out of its normal habitat and swimming in the saltwater of Skull Creek, a part of the Intracoastal Waterway, according to the paper. Locals have reportedly given the alligator the name “Charlie.” “He […]

  • Arkansas man wants to stay in jail so that he won’t abuse drugs and alcohol

    ST. FRANCIS COUNTY, Ark.  — This may sound strange, but an Arkansas man actually wants to be in jail. That’s because being locked up stops him from abusing drugs and alcohol. For most, jail is a punishment. For Shawn Henderson, it’s a refuge. The 46-year-old was arrested Wednesday afternoon for throwing rocks through windows at Madison Elementary School. Henderson reportedly told a deputy he wanted to go to jail because he’d be safe and not able to abuse drugs and […]

  • Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns from Giant Hogweed plant

    RICHMOND, Va. – Doctors have discharged a Virginia teenager who received burns from an invasive Giant Hogweed plant. Alex Childress was working a landscaping job clearing vegetation near Spotsylvania on Tuesday when he felt intense burns originally thought to be caused by a sunburn. Childress’ father, Justin, said they later discovered his pain was caused by a brief encounter with sap from the Giant Hogweed plant. “Alex continued working throughout the day once he got it on his face,” Justin […]

  • Obama, Biden now a crime-fighting duo

    Bill Clinton may have helped write a crime thriller this summer, but Barack Obama is now the hero of one—along with his trusty sidekick, Joe Biden. Author Andrew Shaffer is out with a new book called Hope Never Dies in which a fictional Obama and Biden team up to solve a mystery, and it’s billed as the first in a series featuring the crime-fighting duo, per this USA Today review. It is, in the words of Thu-Huong Ha at Quartzy, “a deeply silly piece of fan fiction,” […]

  • Target offers 15 percent off classroom supplies for teachers

    MINNEAPOLIS – Target is offering teachers a 15 percent discount on select classroom supplies this summer – and the savings start Sunday. The department store announced the move in a post on their blog “A Bullseye View”: “Pssst… teachers. New this year, we’re making life a little easier for you, too, with a special 15-percent discount … For the first time, Target’s offering teachers nationwide 15 percent off select classroom supplies, from pens, pencils, crayons and markers to classroom storage and […]

  • Man arrested after huge boulder falls off truck, kills mother and daughter

    ROSEMONT, Minn. — Two women are dead after an 800-pound boulder fell out of a dump truck along a Minnesota road Monday, WCCO reports. Joe Czeck, 33, has been arrested and police say he did not stop at the scene of the accident. Karen Christiansen, 67, and her daughter Jena Christiansen, 32, were traveling behind the truck when it went over a railroad crossing and the huge boulder came off, tumbled and struck the family’s car. The women died at […]